Shelly D. Elder, age 38, died May 27, 1998 as a result of a truck train accident in Nephi, Utah.

He was born September 16, 1959 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ted and Diane Ogden Elder. He married Nan Higginson, Feb 24, 1979 in Nephi, Utah. Marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.He worked for Juab County 17 years and loved all of his fellow workers and they loved him. Shelly gave of himself above and beyond what was expected. He served in many church callings and currently was serving on the stake high council and Scout district commissioner. Shelly coached children in many sports and was loved by all the children and those he worked with for his compassion and playfullness. Shelly was a loving husband and father. His family was his life.

Survived by his wife and four children, Amy, Jeremy, Chelsey, and Ryan Elder, all of Nephi; mother, Diane (Bob) Allen; mother-in-law, Florine Higginson; sisters, Alaina (Brent) Lofgran; Aleath (Kirk) Kirkman; brother, Shawn (Margie) Elder; step brothers and sisters, Jackie (Randy) Christensen, Hazsel (Roger) Higginson, Steven Ted (Christy) Elder, Frank (Carolee) Elder.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 30, 1998 in the Nephi North Stake Center, 1125 North 400 East. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church. Burial in the Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.

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